Tag: mild traumatic brain injury

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Cumulative Brain Damage in Athletes Can Occur Without Concussion

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Even athletes who don’t experience concussions but experience repeated jolting impacts to the head can have subtle and cumulative brain damage. Medscape Medical News Source...
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Biomarkers Pave the Way for Concussion Blood Test

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Researchers have identified at least two blood biomarkers that, in the future, could be included in a test to diagnose concussion. Medscape Medical News Source...
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Beyond Football: Concussions Occur in All High School Sports

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Concussions occur in high school athletes across a wide range of contact and noncontact sports in girls as well as boys, a study found. Medscape...
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Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure Tests 'Unreliable'

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Common, non-invasive tests used to detect elevated intracranial pressure in brain injury are often unreliable and may mean doctors are overlooking many patients with this...
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Blood Biomarkers May Predict Concussion Recovery

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Acute elevation of two serum inflammatory markers may predict symptom recovery time after sport-related concussion. Medscape Medical News Source link...
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Statins May Cut Postconcussion Dementia Risk

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Concussion in older adults is tied to a dramatically increased risk for dementia, but new research suggests statins may mitigate this risk. Medscape Medical News...
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FDA Clears Novel Eye Tracking Test to Detect Concussion

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EyeBOX is the first noninvasive, baseline-free test to help in the diagnosis of concussion. The 4-minute test is appropriate for ages 5 to 67 years....
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Pediatric Concussion Recovery Varies by Age and Gender

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Dr Laurie Barclay reports on a new study showing that female children, recovering more slowly, may require individualized management. Medscape Neurology Source link...
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New Tool Aids CT Decision-Making in Kids With Mild TBI

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A new shared decision-making tool decreases head CT decisional conflict in parents of kids at intermediate risk for traumatic brain injuries — and increases their...
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Ivy League Football Concussions Drop With New Kickoff Rule

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Adjusting the line for Ivy League football kickoffs is one of the latest moves tackling the high number of player concussions. A new study reports...
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Mild TBI Doubles Dementia Risk, Even Without LOC

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Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is known to increase dementia risk. This large study of veterans suggests that mild injury, even without loss...
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Brain Injury an Independent Risk Factor for ADHD in Kids

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Are children who experience a mild TBI at higher risk for ADHD based on genetic predisposition, their brain injury, or both? New research aims to...
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Blood Test May Accurately Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury

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